Agenda item

Open Spaces Bill

The Superintendent of The Commons to be heard.


The Committee received a verbal update and presentation from the Superintendent of The Commons regarding the City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill. Members were advised that the Bill had been deposited to Parliament in November 2015 and a decision was expected imminently as to whether it would be first considered in the House of Commons or the House of Lords.


In response to a member’s question, the Superintendent advised that, to his knowledge, the Bill had received one objection since it was deposited but this was not regarding The Commons Division. He added his thanks to Consultative Committee members for the helpful and constructive feedback received during the consultation process in 2015.